Street food are delicacies for the common folk, and pretty much all Asian cultures have their own, including Japan. Although less prevalent than in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand, where day and night markets are abundant; Japanese street foods are just as varied in flavours and types, more commonly found at pedestrian-centric areas, and during the many year-round festivals. These yummy treats are usually cooked fresh in colourful vendor stalls called Yatai, each with its own on-the-counter stove and a cloth-banner sign up-top. Some Yatai has seating too, like a shared bar-table that lets you enjoy the food in front of the stall’s chef, as he/she cooks for you and your fellow patrons.
Ready to have a taste? Then come take a walk with us to discover the 12 yummy Yatai faves!